Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits
Creamy pumpkin pudding pairs beautifully with chocolate pudding and fresh whipped cream for a delicious sweet fall treat! These Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits go fast, so make plenty!
I cannot believe that Halloween is only four days away, well, five if you count today. For me, it’s just another day. Another day to make these fabulous Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits.
It’s also another day where my doorbell will ring endlessly and I will be forced to get up countless times to answer the door.
I’ll throw candy into buckets and pillowcases and try desperately to figure out what some of the costumes are. I feel so old. When did this happen?
Actually, what will more than likely happen, is we will drag the firepit to the front, put it in the circle in front of our driveway.
Then we will all bundle up in sweat pants and hoodies and sit outside with hot chocolate and soup and anything else that can keep us warm.
We will hand out candy together and never have to move because they will come to us.
We did that last year and it was perfection. But this year we will have these Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits.
I guzzle coffee. The teens guzzle hot chocolate and hot apple cider and we consume large quantities of chili and/or Chicken and Dumplings and the occasional piece of candy from the bowl.
We make a special treat and it’s usually these Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits.
We stay warm because we are bundled up, and we usually have blankets and hats and mittens if it’s really cold and a nice hot fire.
You know, it’s starting not to sound so bad. I think I’m looking forward to that.
In case you hadn’t noticed, my kids have all “outgrown” Halloween.
My youngest is 14 and my oldest two are 19 with the other two falling in the middle there.
Nobody really cares about it anymore.
In fact they don’t even go crazy for the candy anymore. So our treats are a bit more simplistic these days.
No spooky treats, no gross foods, just pretty Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits. Because why not?
These Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits are super easy to make.
You just need to whip up a batch of pumpkin spice pudding and a batch of chocolate pudding and have some whipped cream and then layer it and you’re done.
We use both boxed puddings and homemade, so really it’s your call what you decide to do.
It has a lot to do with how much you need to make and how quickly you want them done.
Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits are simple and fast and taste like fall in a little glass.
Want some more fantastic Halloween Recipes? Here ya go!
- Bloody Mary
- Head Will Roll Cocktail
- Wicked Sangria
- Snickers Fudge
- Soft and Chewy Chocolate Candies
- Candy Corn Puppy Chow
- Candied Pumpkin (Calabaza en Tacha)
- Snickerway Truffles
- Bourbon Caramel Glazed Pumpkin Donuts
- Candy Corn White Chocolate Pretzels
- Soft Apple Cider Cookies
- Spooky Cookies
- Monster and Mummy Cupcakes
- Zombie Cupcakes
- Shrek’s Dirty Q-tips
- Pumpkin Soup
- Pizza Bones
- Sincere Pumpkin Patch Spicy Cheese Ball
- Spooky Stew
- Bloody Rice
- Witch Hats
Recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits
Halloween Pumpkin Chocolate Parfaits
For Pumpkin Layer:
- You can Pumpkin Spice Pudding Mix or follow below
- 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 cup of milk
- ¼ cup light cream
- ¾ cup 7.5 ounces pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- Whipped cream
- Make boxed pudding OR do it from scratch:
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ cup baking cocoa
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Pumpkin Layer:
Follow directions on package if you are using Jello Pumpkin Spice Pudding Mix OR for from scratch:
- Mix the vanilla pudding, milk, light cream and pumpkin puree together in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Beat for about 2 minutes or until the mixture thickens and everything is combined well. Stir in the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie spice. Pour into a bowl and cover and chill for 30 minutes.
For the Chocolate Layer:
- In a saucepan on the stove over low heat, combine the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Add milk slowly until the whole thing is smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook the pudding for about 2 minutes or until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
- Spoon the chilled pumpkin layer in first, next spoon in the whipped topping. Finish with the chocolate pudding and spoon whipped topping on top and serve.
- Garnish with nuts, shaved chocolate or sprinkles.
Super easy and delicious, thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for hosting Kathia!
Sooo very pretty and tasty looking Nicole. Your Halloween family gathering around the fire – even with soup in hand – seems a bit chilly. But the experience does look to be very heartwarming =) Happy Halloween!
Thanks Kim! I’m sure it will definitely be chilly but we’re okay with it, because it’s about the memories, right? That and I might be able to get my kids off technology for a few hours. 🙂
Happy Halloween my friend!
Every time I see the word “parfait” I think of the Shrek movie where Donkey says “everyone loves parfait” and I’m sure every one would love this one for Halloween and throughout the fall and winter seasons.
What a great way to spend halloween, chilled out but cosy and warm! This parfait is definitely ‘parfait’ for Halloween – it reminds me of puddings I used to get as a treat when I was a child, so I’ll definitely try recreating it!
We’re in the same boat…except my kids STILL want the candy! So I let them grab what they want before the trick or treaters come to the door. Your parfaits look both elegant and delish! And you are a good sport going outside to greet your trick or treaters 🙂
I love how easy these parfaits are to make. Would love some of these at Thanksgiving too!
I like your twist on giving candy away while enjoying the night outside! Isn’t this parfait a perfect pumpkin dessert? Gorgeous Nicole!
Love these parfaits! Such a fun idea. Your website looks amazing. I love love love the new look.
That sounds like a fun way to celebrate Halloween. Love this parfait. Your new look is beautiful!
Eheh, I was totally still trick or treating at 14. These parfaits are super pretty, and I’m sure they’re just as tasty.
Probably if she didn’t have older siblings that don’t want to anymore, she probably still would be. Last year she went and her older brother took her, but she didn’t like being the “only one”, so this year she’s going to hang out at a friends house.
The rest of us will all be here. Thanks for the sweet words!
Your parfaits look so dreamy and creamy! I love it!!!
Aw, thank you Jennifer!
I like your Halloween style! Very relaxed and I’d still curl up with these parfaits outside! Also I love the new design on the site, it’s so pretty!
haha Susan, funny you mentioned that, when they read my post they all said, we should make these again that night. Guess what we’re doing?
Thank you for the sweet words about my site… always a work in progress.
I’m sure I would love this combo. Also, your site is looking great! So professional!
Thank you Courtney, still trying to get things ironed out and moved where I want them, but I’m content. Hope your week is great!
This sounds incredible! I will be making this for sure. I am 34 and still haven’t out grown Halloween!
I wish I had that gene Megan, your post made me smile. Halloween just doesn’t happen over here in our world, which is probably because the kids don’t push it harder. On the other hand, we go nuts at Christmas. (We’ll be decorating in about 2 weeks….) ha!
Love your firepit idea!
I love the idea of being able to sit outside around a fire to hand out candy. Sounds like a great evening! Your parfaits are so pretty, Nicole! My daughters would love these!
It’s going to be cold, but it’s the memories I care about. 🙂 Thanks for the sweet words! xoxo
Excellent recipe, I love pumpkin and chocolate together!!!
Thanks Tara! Right? That flavor combo is perfection!
I’ve got a box of the pumpkin spice pudding mix in my cabinet and this sounds like the perfect way to use it up!
Shaina, isn’t the pumpkin spice pudding SO good! Mix it with some chocolate and whipped cream and you have a flavor combo that can’t be beat! Enjoy!
Thanks for the pumpkin pudding recipe too! I love that flavour and cant find it
Haha, love this honest rendition of what handing out candy is REALLY like. I know some people love it, but I think it’s kind of a pain in the butt. I usually make my husband do it, but he class on Thursdays, so it’ll just be me this year. Boo.
Also, love these parfaits! These would be perfect at Thanksgiving, since I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin pie. I’d way rather have these.
It was honest, wasn’t it? I sound little like a sour puss, but yeah… not exactly the most exciting night. I’ll be thinking about you Thursday night.
Thanks for the sweet words about the recipe!
I never had chocolate and pumpkin this way, sounds really good!
Totally good! Love the chocolate pumpkin flavor combo.
Sounds like a relaxing Halloween. I love Halloween, but a part of me can hardly wait for those days! We’re so busy with Trunk or Treats, Carnivals, adn Trick or Treating, I get worn out by the time Halloween is over. Thanks for sharing such a fun, simple recipe for a Halloween treat on #SundaySupper.
Oh myyy chocolate + pumpkin? How can you go wrong????
This sounds amazing, Nicole! I know Halloween has been and gone now, but these sound like a great treat for the cold winter nights that are fast approaching. Your Halloween celebrations sound lovely, too. I’m feeling warm and fuzzy just reading about it 🙂